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DD 9917 or 9915 Vs JL w7 13

Old 04-06-2006, 06:53 AM
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DD 9917 or 9915 Vs JL w7 13

which sub is better in terms of sq?? i know the dds will kill the w7 in spl.....cuz i currently have a w7 13, im not sure whethere i should replace it with the 9917 and i have 1600watts of clean power to give...so let me know
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:15 AM
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Both in the proper enclosure will sound great. IMO, I prefer the 13w7 over the 9917 .... maybe the 9912 would be a better choice? Jordy can help you there. Take a look at the TREO Engineering SSX series of subwoofers. There is a competitor at USACi finals who uses one in a sealed enclosure in his DTS 5.1 setup.
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:52 AM
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^^ As Mark said, it's not exactly a fair comparison. First you're comparing a 13" sub to a 17". Second, you're comparing a sub made specifically to sound good whereas a DD is made to sound good, and be very loud.

With that much power and your goal of SQ I'd go with the W7.

If you were comparing a 9912 to the W7 13 though it would be a bit more of a toss-up. Some people say the 99 series sounds 'dry', so it may not be to your liking.

A better question to ask would be why you're looking at the 99 series. With that much power you're definitely over spending. The 95 or 35 series would be a much better choice. You really have to be careful with these sorts of things. Sometimes spending more money doesn't necessarily mean it's a better speaker for your application.
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Doesn't DD make a 9000 or 9100 series woofer that is geared as a SQ woofer?

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^^ As Mark said, it's not exactly a fair comparison. First you're comparing a 13" sub to a 17". Second, you're comparing a sub made specifically to sound good whereas a DD is made to sound good, and be very loud.

With that much power and your goal of SQ I'd go with the W7.

If you were comparing a 9912 to the W7 13 though it would be a bit more of a toss-up. Some people say the 99 series sounds 'dry', so it may not be to your liking.

A better question to ask would be why you're looking at the 99 series. With that much power you're definitely over spending. The 95 or 35 series would be a much better choice. You really have to be careful with these sorts of things. Sometimes spending more money doesn't necessarily mean it's a better speaker for your application.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:16 AM
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you're right, DD's 9100 series is a pure sq woofer, I'm not sure of the SPL capabilities, but the sq is supposed to be awesome.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:22 AM
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Doesn't DD make a 9000 or 9100 series woofer that is geared as a SQ woofer?
yes.. yes they do... I have no idea why I didn't think of it.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:37 AM
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Don't rule out the DD 9515. I don't think 1600w will be enough for the 9900 series.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JordyO
yes.. yes they do... I have no idea why I didn't think of it.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:26 AM
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so it looks like it would make more sense for me to stay with my JLw7 13....then, instead of going through the hastle of gettin something new...
alright thanks a lot guys...for ur input.....
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Old 04-06-2006, 12:40 PM
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I`m a SQ guy going out for SPL and I like the DD`s for both and everyone I know that has a listen likes the DD`s too.But the box is a thing that will make or break your SQ
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